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Gran Ventana Beach Resort

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Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
(809) 320-2111
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 58
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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best All Inclusive in Dominican Republic!

The staff is very welcoming and knowledgeable. Most spoke very good English as well as other languages! The beach was awesome and we loved having the privacy. Unlike other resorts in that area, we were never approached or coerced by merchants or local salesmen. It was also not packed like most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The staff is very welcoming and knowledgeable. Most spoke very good English as well as other languages! The beach was awesome and we loved having the privacy. Unlike other resorts in that area, we were never approached or coerced by merchants or local salesmen. It was also not packed like most resorts in Punta Cana during February. We paid extra... More 

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Woodstock, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

No matter where we sat down to eat, they had something to satisfy everyone in our group of 10, and no one had upsetting after affects. There was a wide range of choices, prepared well. A la cartes were enjoyable; be sure to leave at least 1.5 hr for full enjoyment. Strangely, I would highly recommend the Goat stew with... More 

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Likes...A La Carte and Private Beach Area Dislikes...The resort itself, uncleanliness..poor room cleaning and restocking of towels and bar fridge, poor service if any from bar tenders, etc etc etc.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

By far the nicest resort I've been to. Everything was so clean and everyone so friendly. Beautiful pool and even more beautiful ocean

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Cusco
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I had visited other local resorts near by and I was very displeased. I was impressed with the food, and accommodations. One thing I was not too happy with was that there were too many smokers around us. While having lunch and dinner the smoke was unbearable.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Came here years ago when my boy was much smaller and I must say thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Activities, pools, food, a la carte restaurants great.. Great location easy walk distance from shopping mall.. Went on excursions on big 8 x 8 trucks which was fabulous .. Staff bent over backwards for you .

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I've been to the Dominican Republic before and properly shopped around before booking this resort and read all the reviews beforehand, this paid dividends as this resort is simply outstanding. We paid around £885 each for a 2 week package holiday with Thomas Cook and was more than happy with the value for money. The food here is amazing and... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

good food and a la carte restaurants. Friendly staff. good service. two pools, one of them lively with a swim up bar, and the other a quiet pool for lane swimming.

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Powassan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We loved EVERYTHING! The only complaint is that the beds are VERY firm and the Junior Suites had 2 Double beds when it should be at least 1 Queen with 1 Double if not both Queen sized beds.

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Chatham, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

It's nice that they don't allow you to bring food from the restaurants to the beach. It is how they keep it so clean.

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  • Address: Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Puerto Plata Province  >  Puerto Plata
  • Phone Number: (809) 320-2111

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